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coming up next on eyewitness news. >> reporter: good morning i'm kelly mcpherson at city police headquarters. a man about to be charged with attempted murder manages to escape from officers. coming up on eyewitness news, we'll tell you how it happened and who police are looking for. remembering 9/11, americans around the country are taking time to honor those killed in the terror attacks on september 11th. ravens return, fans are showing their purple pride as the team gets ready to hit the field. and taking a live look outside, it's feeling a bit like fall this morning. what can we expect the rest of
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the weekend? meteorologist tim williams has the answer in his first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. good morning, welcome to eyewitness news saturday, i'm gigi barnett. i'm tim williams. temperatures are in the 50s around the region today. >> feels like fall. >> really starting to feel that way. we have less than two weeks now before the season changes and it really is starting to feel that crispness in the air. temperatures in the low 50s, 52 at bwi, we'll have a good full day of a lot of sunshine. we'll have a fair weather clouds early on. the clouds will increase heading into tonight and we will expect to see a little rain tomorrow. your forecast looks like this:
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starting off with temperatures in the 50s. the only 60 we see right now is in dc, actually at 60. that's the warmest spot on the map right now. a daytime high of 79 degrees, just about 80. overnight lows in the 50s. we'll have the complete forecast in just a moment. thank you. first here's what people will be talking about today. right now the search for a man who escaped from police custody even though he was handcuffed is on. kelly mcpherson explains she has the latest on search and why the man was under arrest. >> reporter: good morning. police believe palmer stabbed another man four times and then ran away from the scene. they were just about to book and charge him friday afternoon when palmer escaped. >> 32-year-old paul palmer is considered dangerous by police now that he has escaped from officers. he got away while being transported from central district to central booking where he would be processed and charged with attempted murder. >> all i know is when i went to
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jail i never got away and they let him get away. that means somebody is losing their jobs. >> reporter: palmer is accused of attempted robbery across from the courthouse and a busy city shelter. the stabbing happened on the 31st, it wasn't until friday that police caught up with the suspect. >> through witness accounts we were able to track him downed the process of charging him with attempted murder. >> reporter: palmer was walking to a wagon and he told officers that his hand hurt. >> the plastic flex cuffs that we commonly use, he was able to maneuver his hand out during the process. >> reporter: was eli ing that he had a hand injury? >> we believe that he fabricated the injury in an attempt to escape police custody. this is not a common occurrence. the individual complained of a medical injury. >> reporter: the investigation will have to wait, now priority number one is finding palmer and getting him back in custody. >> he could do it again, do it again, and again and again if
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he gets a chance. i mean, you know, he's dangerous. quicker they find him the better. >> reporter: city police have several officers on the streets looking for this man. palmer does have a criminal history including theft and assault. reporting from city police headquarters kelly mcpherson wjz eyewitness news. baltimore city police are asking anyone who may have seen him to give them a call. a pasadena man is behind bars charged with trying to drag a young woman from the b and a trail and trying to rape her. 21-year-old michael johnson was arrested. a neighbor called after hearing a woman scream. a 20-year-old woman told them a man grabbed her from behind and tried to pull her into the woods. shortly after they found johnson who detectives say had condoms and a knife on him at the time. johnson is being held on $750,000 bond. the florida pastor who sparked a nationwide debate over his plan to burn the consider ron is in new york city.
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reverend terry jones arrived in new york, saying he wants to meet with the imam. the reverend's son said the church will not follow through with plans to burn the muslim holy book to mark the anniversary of 9/11. at the site of the ground zero in new york, many will gather today to remember those killed in the attacks on the world trade center. the name of every victim will be read aloud at a park near ground zero. a national september 11th memorial will be at ground zero. alley plans to lay a wreath at the fallen warrior memorial in reisterstown. toe son university will place 3000 flags. and other events in risers town
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and dundalk. a grim search is underway in california, police confirmed four people are dead, and crews are searching for more victim. sandra hughes reports from san bruno, california. >> reporter: in the rubble where dozens of houses burned to the ground, the search for answers is just beginning. investigators want to know what caused an underground gas pipe to rupture and explode into flames thursday evening. >> it felt like an earthquake, kept shaking and shaking all of a sudden i herd a sssss sound. and then all of a sudden, an explosion. >> reporter: pat made it out with her purse and her dog running from an inferno. the flames reached ten stories high in is in rating homes, cars, everything in their path. at least four people were killed. another 50 suffered burns and other injuries. fire crews are going house to house making sure all the
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victims have been found. all of the residents accounted for. >> we have completed 75% of the property on initial search with the rescue dogs. the other 25% of the residences are still too hot to enter. >> reporter: some neighborhood residents say they reported the smell of gas before the explosion. officials questioned them about that at these press conferences all day. pacific gas and electric says its checking into those claims. >> 37 homes were destroyed. pat did not know if hers was one of them. >> we have 47 years in that house. it's hard. >> reporter: a state of emergency has been declared to help speed up government aid to the victims. sandra hughes, cbs news, san bruno, california. >> a team of investigators from the ntsb is on the scene. they will oversee the investigation to make sure it is handled properly. the campaign treasury for
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curry has been indicted on theft charges. according to the 15 count indictment, olivia harris is accused of stealing more than $150,000 from curry's campaign account between 2007 and 2009. she faces a maximum sentence of $25,000 fine or 25 years behind bars. the state prosecutor says there is no indications curry was aware of the scheme. curry was indicted on unrelated charges of bribery, conspiracy and extortion involving his work with a grocery store chain in baltimore. justin bieber's sold out performance is making headlines. ed norris posted this video on 105.7 the fan website showing what he says is bieber throwing water balloons back stage. some of those balloons reportedly hit maryland state troopers. no word if he will be in trouble but it's unlikely he will be charged with a crime.
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the nfl regular season is underway. that means ravens football fans are anxious to show off their purple passion. yesterday officially marked the return of purple fridays. >> this is a call to action, a beat ravens' fans know. it's how to kickoff the season's first purple friday. that means one thing. >> football is back. >> so are the purple camos. >> happy purple friday. >> ravens cheerleaders, and mascot visited high tops bar and grill to pump up fans to doned purple. they brought the ravens banned from sun up to sun down, some fans tagged along for it all. >> one thing is we know their names, they know ours, every cheerleader and play maker, that's truth. >> not only do we get feed off of it, but the players love seeing the fans and seeing the excitement around town. >> for some fans the start of
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purple friday marks the end of summer, but for others they say that's okay because football season is just around the corner. >> i hate to see the summer go, come on ravens. >> reporter: and come monday night a possible journey to the super bowl begins. >> we're going to win. >> another fan who believes in the team is governor martin alley. today he pumped up the ravens to win. >> talk is cheap, what matters is what happens on the field. go out and win this one, win the whole season for us. thanks a lot! all right, ravens, we're waiting for you to win. the ravens kickoff the regular season in two days, live on wjz 13. you can watch the ravens and the new york jets next monday night. our special coverage kicks off at 6:30 live right here on wjz 13. the football season is here, but you can still sign up now for wjz's profootball challenge. log on to wjz.com and pick games each week and then match up
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against our team of ten experts, we use that term quite loosely. you can win a prize. it's only on wjz.com, go to the home page to sign up. using that term lightly. >> very loosely and lightly. >> i was impressed with the raven under your eye there. was that paint or was that a sticker? >> it was a sticker. my photographer randy was like put it on. i said no. he said you have to do it. >> i thought it was like the grease like they do right before the game. i thought it was your game face. >> that was the michael jackson one side style. >> one glove, just one sticker. i understand. well, we do have our game faces on. hopefully you'll be able to stay up monday night. it's hard to start the week off when ravens are playing monday night. there is tuesday, the rest of the week is tough. >> if they win, we get through it. >> oh yeah. hopefully the weather in the meadow lands is pretty good. it's going to be nice here today, a good bit of sunshine. temperatures in the 50s. 53 at bwi, 48 the dew point,
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humidity 83%, high barometer, high pressure in control, 30.03, that is rising. across the state and down toward the south, dc is the warmest spot at 60 degrees. we do have 40s out there this morning. 45 in cumberland, 45 in coke land, 54 in hagerstown, 53 on the shore, 57 toward pax river with the winds coming in from the southwest at just around 5 miles per hour. calm readings around most of the state. it will be a pretty delightful day. not half as much cloud cover as yesterday. we didn't have any rain in the forecast. we had a lot of clouds out there. low pressure offshore kicking back moisture into the region. what we're watching a built of dynamic, low pressure associated cold front moving in from the west. it's going to lift across the region tomorrow. we'll start to see clouds thicken tonight. tomorrow we'll see showers off and on. not really a lot of rain with
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this. we'll probably see maybe a tenth of an inch out of this, you know area wide that will be the average. we don't have a washout of your day. it will be dreary. behind it, dry weather moves in as high pressure builds right back in going into monday. this weather of course affects every one from baltimore right up to philadelphia, into new york. again, where the ravens are playing we can should see nice weather. weather should not be a factor for the game. keeping an eye on tropical storm igor. 69 miles per hour winds. we are watching this, it is expected to take a bit of a turn toward the north and it's going to be eventually heading in our general direction. and the national hurricane center has projected this to be a category three hurricane over the next week or so. this is projected out to thursday, but because it's a category three is a major hurricane, we are going to keep a close eye on the storm although it is still several
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days away. our sunrise officially at 6:44, sunset 7:21. next high tide 9:09 with a northeast wind at ten to 14 knots. no advisories on the bay. the 79 degrees for the high today, 80 is the average. a good bit of sunshine. tonight 59, mostly cloudy with a couple shores really really late and then rather cloudy tomorrow. not quite as warm, 72 degrees, showers scattered off and on. 79 monday, 80 tuesday, 76 and 76, overnight lows in the 50s. tim, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, wild fire more than 1000 people are still under evacuation orders in colorado as firefighters continue to contain a big blaze there. kissing pony how sampson the pony is bringing joy to senior citizens in new jersey one peck at a time. first here are yesterday's winning lottery numbers. good luck everybody. we are back in a moment. ,,,,,,,
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. it is just around 18 minutes after the hour on this 11th day of september. we're looking at a pretty nice day shaping up. not quite as cloudy and warmer than yesterday. 77 degrees yesterday. temperatures closer to 80 today. we have rain progressing moving into the region. we have high pressure moving off into the ocean and low pressure moving into the region. we do have much needed rain on the way, but we're not expecting a lot out of this, probably a tenth of an inch area wide. that will be scattered over the day. scattered showers, nothing going to washout your plans. won't be the prettiest of sundays. today the better of the two weekend days. temperatures in the 50s. a daytime high of 79 to 80 degrees or so. overnight lows in the upper 50s. the five day forecast is coming up in a few minutes. thank you. first back to some other stories people will be talking about today. a new report on july's deadly
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duck boat crash, shows distress calls from the tour boat went unanswered. the preliminary report says attempts were made to contact the barge. the barge struck the duck boat and killed two passengers. drug and alcohol tests on the tug boat's crews were negative. crews until to battle a wild fire in colorado that destroyed 200 homes and forced thousands to evacuate. the blaze is 50% contained and they hope to have the fire fully contained by early next week. about 1000 people are still waiting to return to their homes. a devastating mud slide hits a scene i can coastal town in southern italy. this video shows the flooding mud covering the central plaza. it happened after a nearby river suddenly broke through its banks after a heavy rainfall. one person remains missing as rescue crews are going through the rubble and mud covered streets. most people have fond
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memories, childhood memories of ponies, some senior citizens in southern new jersey don't need to reminisce. because sampson, the kissing pony visits them at different retirement homes in the area. these lucky senior citizens, pet the 300-pound pony while he kisses whoas away. sporting his rubber bootie, sampson brings love to these residents each week. >> look at those rubber boots. >> that's interesting. you can't get puppies half the time to wear booties and they get the horse to do it. we all need kisses, i don't know that i want one from a horse. >> don't look a gift horse in the moth, that's what i'm saying. don't look at him in the mouth while he kisses you. >> you wouldn't want to do that. turn your head. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. >> reporter: did you ever get this during your school lunch? i'll tell you why that may be happening a lot more. that's coming ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we're looking at six days of first warning weather. our average right now is 80 degrees for your daytime high. 59 for the overnight low. that's where we start. today we hit both of those numbers, we'll be around 80 for your daytime high, overnight lows 59. tomorrow cooler with rain moving in, 79. and then we warm up the rest of the week. 79 monday, 80 tuesday, 76 and 76. a good bit of sunshine through the week with overnight lows in
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the 50s. great time to take a break from the ac if you're able to put the windows up and enjoy the overnight lows and cool the house down. this is the week to do it. okay. during the school day a lot of children loves chips, snacks and sweets, some schools are rethinking what they serve for lunch. as suzanne collins reports, this weekly cool produce is on the menu at maryland schools. >> reporter: a local farmer comes to edgewood elementary school to teach students corn doesn't start in a plastic bag or a can. >> the students shuck corn and many have never done that. maurice jones farm is 1 mile from the school. >> this is the feed corn. >> reporter: the farm to school lunch week is a time for students to learn about agriculture and taste fresh produce, apples and corn on the cob is not what people are used to eating. >> i have hamburgers, chips if i have money on my account, and french fries. >> the purpose is to get local
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fruits and vegetables into our schools so our children can taste what real fruits and vegetables take like and it's to help our local economy. >> reporter: that this program helps students and local farmers who found a big market for their produce. >> i think it could eventually build to being good money for the farms. the stuff doesn't have to be shipped. >> reporter: for many years schools used the federal government military food distribution system to get food to schools. that makes it hard for local farmers to compete. but a new view of nutrition and buying local is turning that around. >> at home what are your favorite foods? >> corn and fruit. >> reporter: what about potato chips? >> i don't eat them that much. >> reporter: students also learn about wool, horse saddles, the deputy superintendent dresses as banana. it gets them to recognize that they can eat great stuff. they can satisfy their sweet tooth with fruits and vegetables. >> reporter: will peaches and
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corn ever replace the desire for a cup cake? suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. >> and farm to school lunch week runs all next week. children will be seeing fresh food at many maryland schools throughout that time. there is much more to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. koran controversy, why the pastor behind the plan to burn the muslim holy book made a late night visit to new york city. on the run a prison escapes the custody of baltimore city police despite wearing handcuffs. we'll have the latest on the search for the suspect. >> reporter: the hot state's attorney's race is on the wire. >> i'm running on a strong record of accomplishment. >> i am not about locking everybody up. >> reporter: i'm ,,,,
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. i'm tim williams. it is approaching 6:30 on this 11th day of september. we're looking at a nice day shaping up. we were just talking about how nice it has been the last week temperature wise. a lot of sunshine. folks at the state fair had a delightful stretch of time. i don't think there was really a bad day throughout that 11 days,
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11 best days of summer. well those days continue even after labor day and into this weekend. calm waters there, no advisory on the water. boaters having a nice weekend. everyone else the same. 79 degrees today, plenty of sunshine on this day. overnight lows around 59. we'll see clouds increase heading toward midnight and potentially a shower very, very late. showers extend into tomorrow. rather cloudy all hoe there will not be a washout of your day, it won't be quite as warm as today either. we will see scattered showers throughout the day. we'll have your complete forecast in a few moments. thank you. first here's what we'll will be talking about today. the florida preacher who created an international up roar over his plans to burn the koran today says it won't happen. instead he has made a trip to new york city to mark the 9/11 terror attacks. this saga appears to be far from over. >> reporter: terry jones arrived in new york city on the eve of the september 11th
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commemoration. it is not clear whether anyone involved in the project near ground zero was willing to meet with him. the trip capped off two days in which jones went from planning to burn copies of the koran to cancelling the event to postponing it now. >> there will nobody koran burning, tomorrow 6:00 as planned. >> reporter: the florida preacher originally announced he would stop the koran burning because he believed the imam in new york had agreed to move the location of the islamic cultural center. but the imam stated he has no plans to meet with jones, won't barter and apparently won't take his calls. >> we would like to make an announcement and like i said give a challenge to the in new york. >> the jones asked imam to phone him back. >> as of this time we have not heard from him, but we are very hopeful. >> president obama said burning the koran goes against american freedom of religion and interest. >> this kind of behavior or
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threats of action put our young men and women in harm's way. >> in gainesville, several religious groups called on jones not to burn copies of the muslim holy book including one saying it has the signatures from thousands of people from 90 countries who are against this plan. as for reverend jones, his next move is anyone's guess. in gainesville, florida, wjz eyewitness news. >> a proposed mosque or muslim cultural center is expected to provide a more political tone to this year's remembrance of the september 11th attacks. the name of every victim will be read aloud at a park near ground zero today. after the ceremony activists on both sides of the mosque issue will stage rallies nearby. more than 2000 people showed up for a 9/11 vigil near ground zero last night. organizers say they wanted to avoid including the mosque controversy in that observance. and the investigation
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continues today after a deadly gas explosion near san francisco killed several people. firefighters say a gas line ruptured thursday night causing a blaze that destroyed dozens of homes. police confirmed the blast killed four people and injured at least 50 others. federal investigators are looking at the pipeline's condition and installing safeguards to make sure pressure doesn't build up again. the search is on this morning for an attempted murder suspect who escaped from baltimore city police custody. 32-year-old paul palmer is accused of stabbing someone four times last month in the 200 block of davis street. police tracked palmer down and arrested him last night, but officers say he got away while being transported to central booking. >> the plastic flex cuffs that we commonly use and he was able to maneuver his hand out. >> was eli ing that he had a hand injury. >> we believe he fabricated the injury in an attempt to escape.
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>> several officers are now outlooking for palmer and the victim of the attack survived it. we are learning more about a shooting that left a harford county man in serious condition. the gunfire broke out in the 800 block of fisherman's line 5:30 thursday night. the victim is 20-year-old cody williams of aberdeen. he underwent surgery at bayview medical center. a person of interest is being detained but the investigation is still ongoing. three people are behind bars this morning accused of stabbing a man in baltimore county. police say the attack happened in the 1100 block of reisterstown road early thursday morning. investigators say the victim was stabbed in the chest and arm. he was taken to shock trauma and right now his condition is still unknown. the final push is underway in the most contentious primary battle for baltimore city state's attorney in decades. race and crime prevention strategies have become volatile issues and with 15 year
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incumbent fighting to keep her job. mike hellgren hit the campaign trail with both, who both got big endorsements. >> reporter: patricia jessieme has not faced a battle like this in years. >> it's a strategy in baltimore city people are getting away with murder. >> since jessime took over, violent crime is down 50%. >> even lending her campaign $100,000 to keep up with greg bernstein's fund raising. >> i was raised in mississippi during the '60s, the '50s and the '60s, so know this has not been the toughest thing i've ever encountered and will probably not be the toughest thus. >> reporter: comments she made about that era and her opponent have drawn criticism that she is injecting race. >> and if he is elected he will be taking us back 60 years. >> reporter: she says what she
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meant was bernstein does not support crime prevention programs, not that he would target black residents for prosecution. >> shame on them for interjecting something that had no relevance at all to what i was saying. >> some people are interpreting it that way and i just again think it does a disservice to the citizens of baltimore to suggest they should make their decision about who should be the next state's attorney based on a color of a person's skin. >> reporter: bernstein says he does indeed belief in prevention and treatment but through other agencies which he would partner with. >> it is the job of the state's attorney's office to focus resources on prosecuting violent criminals. that's where we'll devote attorneys. >> reporter: he is criticized for conviction rate and leadership. >> too many young people are dying sense leslie on our streets, but we are making progress and that progress needs to continue. >> reporter: both candidates just got big endorsements bernstein from the baltimore sun and jessime from the
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interdenominational minister alliance. the democratic primary is tuesday. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. thank you. stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2010 for the latest poll results and updated information, log on to wjz.com. our economy is showing signs of improvement, but in a live address yesterday, president obama says the nation still has a long way to go. >> all the recession left was huge and progress has been painfully slow. >> obama says he is ready to sign a bill that would ensure middle class families get tax relief. republicans are not convinced. the president says the new policy would help small businesses beat the rising unemployment rate. in the nation's broadcasters came together last night to stand up to cancer. as susie sue reports for wjz, this was the second national telethon to benefit cancer research. >> reporter: the country's
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broadcast networks are standing up to cancer. >> at stand up to cancer our goal is to make everyone diagnosed with cancer a survivor like us. >> reporter: the hour long fundraiser for cancer research was simulcast on all major networks friday night. >> we must stand up to cancer. >> reporter: it featured more than 100 big names and faces, among them george clooney, ryan seacrest, will smith, reese witherspoon, adam sandler and lady aentebellum. >> and stevie wonder. >> i think we actually all have a personal stake in this event. >> reporter: many of the celebrities worked a phone bank taking donations. >> we are right here waiting for you to call. >> reporter: cbs evening news anchor katie couric cofounded stand up to cancer in 2008. >> and there are so many incredibly exciting projects waiting to be funded. >> reporter: what's going on
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behind this stage door could help raise millions of dollars for cancer research, the first telethon generated more than $100 million. >> this year cancer will become the leading cause of death worldwide for the first time. donations from the telethon will fund dream teams of cancer researchers. you can still donate on the stand up to cancer website. cbs news, culver city, california. >> and you can still donate through the fund's website it's standuptocancer.org. with the football season underway, ray lewis can be seen in new ads from old spice. here's a look at the latest commercial. >> high, i'm ray lewis, women want me, men want to be me and animals want to learn how to talk so they can hang out with me. do you want to know why? why? old spice deodorant. >> that makes sense. >> wow, the video is a hit on
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youtube. the last old spice commercial generated more than 14 million hits. i. the ravens kickoff the season monday night live on wjz 13. you can watch the ravens take on the new york jets. our special coverage kicks off at 6:30 right here on wjz 13. ravens and bears, to birds, oh my. and on to the baseball diamond the orioles were witness to an unusual reunion. detroit tigers pitcher and the umpire took the field for the first time since a umpire missed the call costing the pitcher a perfect game. the birds spoiled the good feelings, matt hit a sacrifice fly to put the o's ahead for good. the birds win 6-3. i like the spoiler roll they're playing. you know, they're almost swept the yankees, took a series from
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boston. like migrate uncle if you can't win yourself, mess it up for everybody else. i like it! she never knows what to do. >> i don't. do i talk to you or not say anything? let's talk about weather, how about that? >> we can talk that. a very nice weekend is shaping up, at least the early part of it. it starts to get cloudy and damp into the latter part. we need the rain and we'll get a little bit, 53 degrees right now our temperature at bwi. and 48 the dew point, relative humidity 83%, calm winds around central maryland with a high barometer at 30.03. that will continue to rise until late tonight and tomorrow with a low pressure system approaching, things will change a little bit and only for a short time. 53 degrees right now in ocean city. we have 56 in elkton across the state over to the western edge, temperatures fluctuating a little bit. 45 in oakland and cumberland at
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our last check. 43 in the cumberland valley and across the state temperatures are fluctuating as high as 60 toward dc and the dc suburbs. right now the winds are coming in from the northwest in washington. a bit of a southwest flow near pax river. and we see a lot of calm readings across the state. 3 miles per hour winds toward oakland everyone else light winds or no winds at all at least starting off this morning. we're watching here low pressure moving in from the great lakes region and across the midwest. what we will see lift august cross the region shower activity, much of the heavier energy and these showers will lift north and wii. we really don't get a lot out of this. projections maybe a tenth of an inch out of this. but it will be widely scattered. we have very dry air in place right now. it will take a little for the moisture to penetrate the atmosphere. as it lifts through, we'll start to see the clouds increase late tonight with a chance of a shower late tonight into
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tomorrow. warmer air stays with us for that time and then we cool down. the rain cools the air down. we'll go into the low 70s tomorrow, dry air, high pressure builds in behind it and then we go into the rest of the week after tomorrow with a very nice stretch. again temperatures and conditions much like we had this past week. we are really making that turn. igor is a tropical storm. the winds are picked up. 69 miles per hour winds at 74 it becomes a hurricane. this storm is projected to become a category 3 storm which is a major storm. and the projected cone of movement takes it up to the north and just a little bit to the northwest, which is going to bring it a little closer to some mainland concerns and some island interests down toward hispaniola and toward cuba. we'll keep an eye on this, a week and a half away from any landfall if any at all. we'll keep you posted on this. igor is a category 3 we have to keep a close eye on it. the only activity in the
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tropics. sunset 7:21. northeast wind ten to 15 knots. high tide 9:09, low tide 3:29 this afternoon. plenty of sunshine today,ment degrees, on target for the average high of 80. 59 tonight, chance of late showers overnight lows getting down to on target for this time of year again, 59 is where we typically bottom out and then 72 tomorrow, rather cloudy with scattered showers. 79 monday, 80 tuesday, 76 wednesday and thursday with overnight lows in the mid 50s. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning, jail break, how dozens of inmates escaped a mexican prison just across the u.s. border. wegman's warning, ,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to eyewitness news at 6:47, it's 53 degrees and clear on a very cool morning. a prison break in mexico as nearly 100 inmates escape near the u.s. border. the jim break happened yesterday on the texas border. corrections officers say they escaped by climbing over the prison fence. many prisoners were members of
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drug cartels. 40 prison guards and staff were arrested who were on duty at the time of the escape. two prison guards are missing at this time. kansas city, kansas a man is in custody after a wild chase involving a stolen bus. the bus caught on fire and police arrested steven dawnell. he forced the driver off the empty bus and drove it on to the interstate and city streets. a warning today for wegman's supermarket customers, the company has stopped selling the reusable green bay and holiday packages here, testing showed elevated levels of lead. customers are asked not to throw them away but bring them to the store for proper disposal. a museum in spain has unveiled a fossil of a newly discovered dinosaur. scientists believe it lived
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$125 million years ago. the creature had a giants hump on its back and feathery knobs on its armpits. the fossil could provide clues will the origin of birds. >> sounds like a camel and. >> an ostrich. >> that's something. i wonder how big it was? that's a strange looking creature, not that any aren't strange looking. >> move to another dinosaur. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, demolishing the baltimore's infamous highway to nowhere. >> why people are so excited about what is taking its place about what is taking its place when eyewitness news saturday ,, ññññññññññññññññçñ
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after more than 30 years of debate and frustration for many people, demolition on
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baltimore's infamous highway to know where has begun. >> members of the affected communities say they're excited for what will take its place. >> reporter: as west baltimore resident john hayley took his turn demolishing the highway to nowhere, he prayed this day would come. >> i hope and i believe. >> construction began on i170 known as the highway to nowhere back in 1974. it was meant to connect downtown with i-70, it displaced nearly 700 families and placed a barrier between neighborhoods. community opposition stopped construction after only one and a half miles were complete. >> it kept the community divided physically and mentally. >> it was an era at the time, it was an era that today we begin to correct. >> reporter: governor martin alley also took part in the day along with mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. >> at one time there were
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connections here. at one time there was not this barrier. >> once cleared of this blight we can begin to dramatic renewal and transformation that will make these neighborhoods better. >> reporter: once the highway is gone, the southwest neighborhoods of west baltimore will not be separated anymore from the northwest neighborhoods. all of this concrete will be grass. >> that will be phase one. phase two will include two new parking lots for the west baltimore marc station and reconnecting payson street between west franklin and west mulberry street. >> as people match the barrier that once divided them come down, they look forward to growing their community. >> give people the sense that there is some hope. andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. the demolition is expected to be complete in the summer of 2011. >> the entire project will cost about $9 million paid for with federal and city money. >> wow, it's been there as long as i can remember.
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five day first warning forecast, 79 today, showers tomorrow widely scattered moving in for sunday. sun returns monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday, 79, 80, 76, 76, cool overnight, low to mid 50s. everybody will be staying beam me up to the opera. >> the original nemesis of the star ship enterprise is making beautiful music. >> the first ever clingon opera was in the netherlands. it was done in the language created for the first star trek movie. >> the opera will be performed later this hospital in germany and possibly in galaxies far, far away. >> the thing is too, that it's
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just like regular opera, you can't understand that either. >> exactly right, you know. clingon is not so serious, going awww, arrr, awww. >> that's what it sounds like to me. >> that meant like the sweetest thing, you're a really nice person, we like you! >> it sounds like i want to kill you! >> sounds like a melody to them. >> that is it for our first hour of eyewitness news saturday morning. there is another hour coming right up. be sure to stick around. ,,,,,,,
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next on eyewitness news: >> reporter: i'm kelly mcpherson at city police headquarters a man about to be charged with attempted murder manages to escape from officers. coming up on eyewitness news, we'll tell you how it happened and who police are looking for. remembering 9/11, americans are taking time to honor those killed in the september 11th attacks. ravens fans are showing purple pride as the team gets ready to hit the field. it's feeling a bit like fall this morning, what can we expect the rest of the weekend? meteorologist tim williams has
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the answer in his first warning weather forecast. >> reporter: i'm mike schuh in front of the science center, those are dragon boats skipping across the harbor, we'll tell you what more when eyewitness news continues. good morning, welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning, i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams on this 11th day of september. it's 7:00. a nice day shaping up, much like yesterday, just a little warmer and a little more sunshine, a lot more sunshine actually. this is a gorgeous sunrise. yesterday we had quite a bit of cloud cover out there, although the temperatures were very mild, we got to 77. a few degrees warmer today, closer to 80 degrees. with all the clear sky it will
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feel a little warmer with the sun on your skin. so we're looking at temperatures starting off in the upper 50s to about 60 degrees area wide. our daytime high gets up to 79, with overnight lows in the 50s with clouds increasing and rain arriving by about dawn. we'll talk about the timing of it all and what it means for the rest of the weekend in your complete forecast. first, here's what people will be talking about today, right now the search is on for man who escaped from police custody even though he was handcuffed is on. kelly mcpherson explains she has the latest on search and why the man was under arrest. >> reporter: good morning. police believe palmer stabbed another man four times and then ran away from the scene. they were just about to book and charge him friday afternoon when palmer escaped. >> 32-year-old paul palmer is considered dangerous by police now that he has escaped from officers. he got away while being transported from central district to central booking where he would be processed and charged with attempted murder.
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>> all i know is when i went to jail i never got away and they let him get away. that means somebody is losing their jobs doesn't it? >> reporter: palmer is accused of attempted robbery across from the courthouse and a busy city shelter. the stabbing happened on the thirty-first. it wasn't until friday that police caught up with the suspect. >> through witness accounts we were able to track him downed the process of charging him with attempted murder. >> reporter: palmer was walking to a wagon and he told officers that his hand hurt. they brought him back into the lobby. >> the plastic flex cuffs that we commonly use, he was able to maneuver his hand out during the process. >> reporter: was he faking that he had a hand injury? >> we believe that he fabricated the injury in an attempt to escape police custody. this is not a common occurrence. the individual complained of a medical injury. so we have an obligation to treat that. >> reporter: the investigation will have to wait, now priority number one is finding palmer and getting him back in custody.
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>> he could do it again, do it again, and again and again if he gets a chance. i mean, you know, he's dangerous. quicker they find him the better. >> reporter: city police have several officers on the streets looking for this man. palmer does have a criminal history including theft and assault. reporting from city police headquarters kelly mcpherson wjz eyewitness news. baltimore city police are asking anyone who may have seen him to give them a call. the florida pastor who sparked a nationwide debate over his plan to burn the koran is in new york city. the church will not follow through to burn the koran. at the site of ground zero, many will gather today to remember those killed in the attacks on the world trade center. the name of every victim will be read aloud at a park near
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ground zero. there is progress being made on the building at the former twin towers. thousands of people around maryland will take time to remember those killed in the 9/11 attacks. the governor plans to lay a wreath at the faller warrior memorial in reisterstown to honor those who died on the war on terror. towson university will place 3000 flags on campus. and reisterstown festival events will take place and heritage park in dundalk and the investigation continues today after a deadly gas explosion near san francisco killed several people. firefighters say a gas line ruptured thursday night causing a blaze that destroyed dozens of homes. police confirmed the blast killed four people and injured at least 50 others. the search is on this
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>> reporter: in the rubble where dozens of houses burned to the ground, the search for answers is just beginning. investigators want to know what caused an underground gas pipe to rupture and explode into flames thursday evening. >> it felt like an earthquake, kept shaking and shaking all of a sudden i herd a sssss sound. and then all of a sudden, an explosion. >> reporter: pat made it out with her purse and her dog running from an inferno. the flames reached ten stories . high, burning homes cars, everything in their path. at least four people were killed. another 50 suffered burns and other injuries. fire crews are going house to house making sure all the victims have been found. all of the residents accounted for. >> we have completed 75% of the property on initial search with the rescue dogs. the other 25% of the residences are still too hot to enter. >> reporter: some neighborhood residents say they reported the smell of gas before the explosion. officials questioned them about that at these press conferences all day. pacific gas and electric says its checking into those claims.
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>> 37 homes were destroyed. pat did not know if hers was one of them. >> we have 47 years in that house. it's hard. >> reporter: a state of emergency has been declared to help speed up government aid to the victims. sandra hughes, cbs news, san bruno, california. >> a team of investigators from the ntsb is on the scene. they will oversee the investigation to make sure it is handled properly. the campaign treasury for currie has been indicted on theft charges. according to the 15 count indictment, olivia harrisarris is accused of stealing more than $150,000 from currie's campaign account between 2007 and 2009. she faces a maximum sentence of $25,000 fine or 25 years behind bars. the state prosecutor says there is no indications currie was aware of the scheme. currie was indicted on unrelated charges of bribery, conspiracy and extortion involving his work with a grocery store chain in baltimore.
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the nfl regular season is underway. that means ravens football fans are anxious to show off their purple passion. yesterday officially marked the return of purple fridays. >> this is a call to action, a beat ravens' fans know. it's how to kickoff the season's first purple friday. that means one thing. >> football is back. >> so are the purple camos. >> happy purple friday. >> ravens cheerleaders, and mascot visited high tops bar and grill to pump up fans to doned purple. they brought the ravens band too from sun up to sun down, some fans tagged along for it all. >> one thing is we know their names, they know ours, every cheerleader and play maker, that's truth. >> not only do we get feed off of it, but the players love seeing the fans and seeing the excitement around town.
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>> for some fans the start of purple friday marks the end of summer, but for others they say that's okay because football season is just around the corner. >> i hate to see the summer go, come on ravens. >> reporter: and come monday night a possible journey to the super bowl begins. >> we're going to win. >> another fan who believes in the team is governor martin alley. today he pumped up the ravens to win. >> talk is cheap, what matters is what happens on the field. go out and win this one, win the whole season for us. thanks a lot! all right, ravens, we're waiting for you to win. thee ravens kickoff the regular season in two days, live on wjz 13. you can watch the ravens and the new york jets next monday night. our special coverage kicks off at 6:30 live right here on wjz 13. the football season is here, but you can still sign up now for wjz's pro-football challenge. log on to wjz.com and pick games
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each week and then match up against our team of ten experts, you can win a prize. it's only on wjz.com, go to the home page to sign up. our team of experts, i love that. our team of experts. >> i like that. i'm wondering where your raven under your eye went. you don't have it on today. >> that's my secret with the team. i don't have it on today. >> folks at home don't realize when you come into the studio you come in with the ravens smoke and you come in and do your dance right on through the door. she does it every week. >> yeah it pumps everybody up. >> gets us all ready to go. what time is it? show time, okay. that's what she does. >> what time? >> show time! >> they turned that fast. he makes me laugh all the time. >> it will be hopefully a nice day. weather will play into the forecast for the ravens' game and everything starting tomorrow because we have rain moving across from the midwest into
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the northeast. the u.s. open is happening in new york. if they get rained out tomorrow, they move the final match from tomorrow into monday. well, monday of course is when our coverage starts for the ravens. so -- every one at home should hope that the u.s. open and the rain do not clash tomorrow because that will affect our coverage. so we're keeping our fingers crossed. timing is everything. we have a little rain moving in. we're not expecting a lot out of this. so i will say even though we do need the rain, we don't want it tomorrow, not that much. so we'll see widely scattered showers from the overnight hours into tomorrow, tonight and tomorrow right on through the day. more cloud cover than rain coming down. so we'll keep an eye on that for you. of course it will be a damp day overall, but no washout of any of your plans. 52 degrees, temperature at bwi marshal. 48 the dew point. relative humidity 86% with calm winds, the barometer going up. high pressure is in control.
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with that high pressure we are seeing a lot of sunshine, blue skies, hardly a cloud anywhere. that will actually help to dry up much of the rain trying to move in. it will not have an easy time making it to the ground. that plays into our forecast in a positive way as far as events are concerned. we have 45 in oakland, 43 in cumberland, 53 in elkton 53 at the shore, winds from the west at 5 miles per hour. calm readings across the state. as the rain comes in from two separate areas, low pressure pushing across the great lakes region, this area of low down around the carolinas, moving across kentucky and tennessee, it's all going to converge over our region. this is going to fizzle out and dry out. you see much of this energy up across the upper peninsula of michigan and wisconsin lifting north. it is really this area right here that we'll be watching kind of moving in a northeasterly fashion across our area. as it does, again, high pressure is going to ease off, but the
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air is very dry. we'll be watching that, but widely scattered showers and again no washout of your plans. we're keeping an eye on igor, a tropical storm with winds up to now 69 miles per hour. igor will move north. and make a turn as a category 3 hurricane. while it is still a week and a half from any land interest at all, even down toward the caribbean islands, we'll watch this because it will be a very strong storm strengthening as it moves into warm waters in the atlantic. 7:21 sunset. next high tide at fort mchenry is 9:09, ten to 125 knots on the bay. plenty of sun, average is 80. we're right on target. mainly cloud see cloudy toward dawn. not as warm as today tomorrow. 79, 80, 76 and 76 for the rest of the week. and we're looking at overnight lows in the mid 50s.
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okay. there is much more to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. still ahead wild fire, more than 1000 people are still under evacuation orders in colorado as firefighters continue to battle a big blaze there. kissing pony how sampson the pony is bringing joy to senior citizens in new jersey one peck at a time. >> reporter: downtown inner harbor you can go to china or come to baltimore to see the dragon boat races. hello verizon team. >> hello! we'll come back and talk to these lovely folks when eyewitness news continues. all right, mike. but first here are yesterday's winning lottery numbers. good luck everybody. we're coming back shortly. ,,,, in case of everyday emergencies,
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning on this saturday the 11th of september. approaching 18 minutes after the hour on a nice day shaping up, a good bit of sunshine and high pressure in control. our forecast goes to 79 degrees, overnight lows around 59, mainly cloudy with a couple showers late. widely scattered showers tomorrow, 72 your daytime high.
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thank you. first back to some other stories people will be talking about today. crews continue to battle a wild fire in colorado that destroyed 200 homes and forced thousands to evacuate. the blaze is 50% contained and they hope to have the fire fully contained by early next week. about 1000 people are still waiting to return to their homes. most people have fond memories, childhood memories of ponies, some senior citizens in southern new jersey don't need to reminisce. because sampson, the kissing pony visits them at different retirement homes in the area. these lucky senior citizens, pet the 300-pound pony while he kisses whoas away. sporting his rubber bootie, sampson brings love to these residents each week. cute. it is time once again for the annual dragon boat races at the inner harbor. >> the event is for a good cause. wjz is live with mike schuh for all the fun. mike, i like your term, you said
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the boats will go skippy doo across the harbor. >> i think it was skippity. doo. they are a team of 22-20 in the boat. they're trainable. >> hello wjz. >> that's the verizon team. we will talk to them in a second. bill mccarthy runs catholic charities. this is a home grown event, you have dragon boats drag racing. >> yeah, racing. we started in 1998. it was an idea of a way of accomplishing four things, coordinating with the corporate community, a sense of competition, team building. we align all of our corporate partners with programs so they learn about the work that we do in those programs, but also it raises money for the work that we do. >> and it's unique, you guys starred it, nowhere else can you find this type of fundraiser. >> exactly. it's unique to baltimore and catholic charities.
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>> reporter: let's take the franchise on the road. >> one of the team is the verizon of the 27 teams. how has your team done in the past? >> we won the very first one. and then we came in -- we one the sport division last year. we're looking to repeat this year. >> reporter: winning is hard you want to recapture the glory every time. >> the adrenaline is muching through at the start. >> what is the secret to success to get 20 people singing from the same book? >> you have to be together as a team, synchronizing paddles is critical. >> reporter: again, i said they're trainable. we're done, i think we have something to say, don't we team members? >> tim and gigi. >> very nice, mike. >> can you bring a camera, they'll listen to anything you say. >> wow. >> reporter: we're going to come back in a half hour and talk some more about this. >> mike, thank you very much. mike schuh reporting live from the dragon boat races at the
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inner harbor. the level of fitness to do that. >> that's a lot of hard work. >> a lot of excitement. get down and enjoy it. >> synchronized everything. >> coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning: >> there is no such thing as remission or cancer free until now. >> jerry morton has stage 4 lung cancer but research at johns hopkins has virtually cured him. the funding came through stand up to cancer. more of jerry's amazing story coming ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we have a pretty nice day shaping up today, going up to seven the degrees, 59 your overnight low, the same tomorrow for the low. tomorrow school cooler, 72 scattered showers, 72, 79, 80, 76 and 76 for next week. for the third year in a row all networks and some cable chances hosted stand up to cancer. there are five stand up to cancer dream teams across the nation. guess which city has one of them. as mary bubala explains that's critical for patients in maryland who are benefiting from breakthrough research. >> cancer, lung cancer. it spread to my lymph nodes, two nodes on my liver. >> reporter: jerry, had stage 4 lung cancer, he was dying, i
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cherished his time playing with his grandson in the backyard sandbox. three rounds of chemotherapy had failed. >> hopefully it will extend my time. there is no cure for stage 4 lung cancer. >> reporter: or is there? >> this is gone, lrnlgly gone. >> reporter: eight months after enrolling in a clinical trial at johns hopkins scans show jerry's cancer is gone. >> this has come back here and here and calling the liver normal. >> nobody should be more excited than you are, but this is what excited everybody. >> reporter: stand up to cancer dream team leader dr. stevenbayland is getting major breakthroughs. epi genetics, defective material surrounding dna attacks the cancer. >> we were surprised by a series of patients with dramatic responses and another series who have done really well. >> reporter: the doctor leads
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one of five dream teams across the country splitting $74 million in stand up to cancer funding. he is accountable for bringing therapies to patients quickly. >> you feel that pressure though. >> oh yes you feel that pressure and rightly so. >> reporter: you said not only are institutions around the united states working together because of this type of funding, but lab workers, technicians, and other doctors are working together in a way that wasn't happening before. >> absolutely true. and it adds a new point yancey to their work, they say that no matter the work the acute attachment of what may happen to patients. >> reporter: that's the number one priority of stand up to cancers instead of competing against each other, researchers must work together getting patients in cutting edge clinical trials. jerry now living proof this novel approach is working. >> the bottom line is i'm certain without that drug i'd be dead by now, no matter how bad things are, don't give up hope,
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there may be something right around the corner. >> reporter: mary, bubala, wjz eyewitness news. good for him. dr. bayland and his dream team hope to find success with clinical trials on breast and colon cancers. >> we were mentioning you can donate to the cancer research by going -- cbs.com, wjz.com you will find a link, but it's standup2cancer.org. coming up. >> why the pastor behind the plan to burn the muslim holy book made a late night visit to new york city. on the run a prisoner escapes the custody of baltimore police despite wearing handcuffs. we'll have the latest on the search for him. >> reporter: the hot state's attorney's race is down to the wire. >> i'm running on a very strong record of accomplishment. >> i am not about locking everybody up.
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. i'm tim williams. we were around 55 degrees at the
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bottom of the hour. we have a nice day shaping up. if you've been outside or just seen any of our coverage, sunshine is just really abundant right now. you see the reflection in waters of the inner harbor. we'll be going down with mike schuh joining him live for the dragon boat races for a good cause at the inner harbor happening all day. we'll go down and explain what that is all about. we have a nice day shaping up. our day starts off with temperatures in the 50s, going up to about 79 to 80 degrees with sunshine and blue skies. 59 tonight, mainly cloudy and a couple showers late, after midnight and heading toward dawn. widely scattered showers tomorrow, 72 degrees. not as warm as today. we'll talk about what you can expect for the week ahead in your complete updated forecast in just about five minutes. first here's what people are talking about this morning. the florida preacher who created an international up roar over his plans to burn the koran today says it won't happen. instead he has made a trip to new york city to mark the 9/11 terror attacks.
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>> the muslim holy book will not be burned today in honor of the anniversary of nine, 11. the reverend explained why he wanted to burn the koran in the first place. >> as we were trying to make a very radical statement to a very radical element of islam. >> and while in new york, jones says he wants to meet with the imam in charge of a proposed muslim cultural center near ground zero. the controversy of that cultural center is expected to provide a political tone to the remembrance of the september 11th attacks. the name of every victim of the 9/11 attacks will be read aloud at a park today. activists on both sides of the mosque issue will stage rallies. 2000 people showed up for a 9/11 vigil near ground zero last night. organizers wanted to avoid including the mosque controversy in that observance. emergency responders have been running in the united
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states to commemorate the events of 9/11. kai jackson reports that the group called tour of duty stopped in baltimore because of the 9/11 connection. >> reporter: red lights enveloped runners who made their way up southwest baltimore, a group called tour of duty on a mission for september 11thment they were at the ambulance company in frederick county monday, on thursday they were at loyola university. >> i want people to never forget what happened that horrible day. these people were murdered that day. >> reporter: nearly 3000 americans died on september 11th when terrorists crashed commercial jets into several targets including the world trade center in new york and the pentagon in virginia. tour of duty is running across the country raising money and awareness for first responders who die in the line of duty. bag pipes playing). >> the runners assemble for a ceremony at loyola's memorial
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field. >> he died on 9/11, worked in one of the businesses. >> shawn logona was a loyola graduate, it honors him and all other first responders who died on 9/11. for many it's not just a tour of duty but a labor of love. >> people need to never forget what happened that day and stand up to things like that. >> reporter: kai jackson, wjz eyewitness news. and tour of duty will finish its run today. the journey covered more than 4600 miles across 20 state and the investigation continues today after a deadly gas explosion near san francisco killed several people. firefighters say a gas line ruptured thursday night causing a blaze that destroyed dozens of homes. police confirmed the blast killed four people and injured at least 50 others. federal investigators are looking at the pipeline's condition and installing safeguards to make sure pressure doesn't build up again. the search is on this morning for an attempted murder suspect who escaped from baltimore city police custody.
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32-year-old paul palmer is accused of stabbing someone four times last month in the 200 block of davis street. police tracked palmer down and arrested him last night, but officers say he got away while being transported to central booking. states. he reportedly faked an injury to distract officers. >> the plastic flex cuffs that we commonly use and he was able to maneuver his hand out. >> was he lying that he had a hand injury. >> we believe he fabricated the injury in an attempt to escape. >> police say several officers are outlooking for palmer, the victim of the stabbing palmer is accused of did survive that attack. three people are behind bars this morning accused of stabbing a man in baltimore county. police say the attack happened in the 1100 block of reisterstown road early thursday morning. investigators say the victim was stabbed in the chest and arm. he was taken to shock trauma and right now his condition is still unknown.
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the final push is underway in the most contentious primary battle for baltimore city state's attorney in decades. race and crime prevention strategies have become volatile issues and with 15 year incumbent fighting to keep her job. mike hellgren hit the campaign trail with jessamy and greg bernstein who both got big endorsements this week. >> reporter: patricia jessamy has not faced a battle like this in years. >> it's a strategy in baltimore city people are getting away with murder. because patricia jessamy fails to convict them. >> since jessamy took over, violent crime is down 50%. >> even lending her campaign $100,000 to keep up with greg bernstein's fund raising. >> i was raised in mississippi during the '60s, the '50s and the '60s, so know this has not been the toughest thing i've ever encountered and will probably not be the toughest thus far. >> reporter: comments she made about that era and her opponent
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have drawn criticism that she is injecting race. this is from a recent debate. >> and if he is elected he will be taking us back 60 years. >> reporter: she says what she meant was bernstein does not support crime prevention programs, not that he would target black residents for prosecution. >> shame on them for interjecting something that had no relevance at all to what i was saying. >> some people are interpreting it that way and i just again think it does a disservice to the citizens of baltimore to suggest they should make their decision about who should be the next state's attorney based on a color of a person's skin. >> reporter: bernstein says he does indeed believe in prevention and treatment but through other agencies which he would partner with. >> it is the job of the state's attorney's office to focus resources on prosecuting violent criminals. that's where we'll devote attorneys. our attention. >> reporter: he is criticized for conviction rate and leadership. >> too many young people are dying sense senselessly on our
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streets. but we are making progress and that progress needs to continue. >> reporter: both candidates just got big endorsements bernstein from the baltimore sun and jessamy from the interdenominational minister alliance. the democratic primary is tuesday. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2010 for the latest poll results and updated information, log on to wjz.com. with the football season underway, ray lewis can be seen in new ads from old spice. >> hi, i'm ray lewis, women want me, men want to be me and animals want to learn how to talk so they can hang out with me. do you want to know why? why? old spice deodorant. >> that makes sense. >> wow, the video is a hit on youtube. the last old spice commercial generated more than 14 million hits. the ravens kickoff the season monday night live on wjz 13. you can watch the ravens take on the new york jets.
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our special coverage kicks off at 6:30 right here on wjz 13. don't miss out on easy ways to save money when it comes to your home. mary bubala has ideas on how to be an energy saver. >> reporter: in today's energy saver, save water by scraping dishes instead of rinsing them before loading into your dishwasher. rinsing dirty dishes uses a lot of water and energy. and run a full load and use the air dry option if available. i'm mary bubala, at wjz 13 trying to help you be an energy saver. thanks, mary for more information on how you can be an energy saver, go to wjz.com and click on our special section on the home page. there is another thing. >> we were just talking we aired this week earlier this week i was on filling in more marty bass, and we aired the other ray lewis ad that's on, it's for old spice swagger is the name of
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this product he has. he is covered in lather or soap suds and he has a saddle and he throws it on to a raven and flies off into space. it's a wild commercial, but that's old spice's signature i guess. >> i guess it works after those games, huh? >> you know, they're funny, they really are. so look for them. they definitely are talkers, ray lewis the new old spice man. >> let's hope they win on sunday. the weather should not be a factor here or in the meadow lands. 52 degrees right now, 48 the dew point, 86% relative humidity, calm winds and temperatures 453 in cumberland, 57 in dc, where the temperatures have dropped, it was 60 down there. winds from the northwest are helping to cool things down,
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but there is a very calm morning around much of the state. you see calm readings, zero registering on the map. what we have are a few different disturbances around the area, one toward kentucky and tennessee, this is fizzling out. this low across the great lakes region and the associated cold front will move across. look had how this breaks up. much has lifted to the north and northwest. we'll get the middle portion of that lifting across the region moving north and northeast. as it does a lot of it will hit the high pressure in control here now. it will take a little bit for that moisture to penetrate the dry air we have in place. what's left of it will bring clouds across the region and widely scattered showers. no washout of any plans for tomorrow and then after it moves through, dryer air moves in place and then we start another week of very nice conditions, blue skies and sunshine. we're watching igor which is a tropical storm, with sustained winds at 60 miles per hour,
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expected to a category 3, a major hurricane by next week. this is projected to thursday. it will make a turn, not expected to impact any land interests around the bahamas or u.s., but we'll keep an eye on that, if that continues to strengthen it will be a force to reckon with as it makes it's way toward the west. we're looking at temperatures in the bay around 79. 7:21 our sunset time with no advisories on the bay, northeast wind ten to 15 knots. today 79, plenty of sunshine. average is 80, we're right on target for that. overnight lows 59, with mainly cloudy skies, heading toward dawn. 72 tomorrow, rather cloudy not as warm as today. 79, 80, 76 and 76 for monday, tuesday and wednesday overnight lows in the 50s. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, athletes today are bigger and stronger than ever, but some times their joints just cannot handle the strain. >> we'll show you the advance
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procedure that comes along with some of these athletes and dr. bill howard is here to explain it. >> reporter: i'm mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news down in front of the science center, a group of people want to say something this morning, good morning. >> good morning! >> reporter: we'll tell you why they are down here and what they are going to achieve when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,
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man: we need a sofa. ,,,,, something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning with seconds before 7:46, it's 55 degrees in the skies are quite clear. dragon boat races are at the inner harbor and they're just about to start. >> going back out to mike schuh in the middle of all the action. mike is a type a personality, probably dying to get on one of those boats. >> reporter: exactly, you got it, buddy. sign me up. i want to ask something, when they d this thing here today, they actually have a person who keeps the beat, that would be lisa. lisa what would be the beat you would keep on this boat? boom, boom, boom, boom,. >> reporter: do they get mad if you go faster? >> i bet they do.
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>> they'll do whatever you say. >> they'll do whatever lisa says. this is the team, this is harkins builders. there are 20 of you? >> yes. >> let's start again, there are 20 of you? >> yes! >> you got a good team here. i am now talking to peter and david. dave, you are a vice president, the captain of the team. why do this? >> this is an awesome event, you can see about eight or 10,000 people will be here today. we started the event back in '98 when it was brought to baltimore with the catholic charities. we had an affiliation with the catholic charities for the last 30 some years. we ran with both feet when they said are you up for this challenge? it's a great team building event, our sponsor group is villa maria school. we raise money for them and work with them throughout the year as school. >> reporter: people don't understand team building, how does that help the bottom line to have everybody work together? in this boat just like other sports you have to hit the
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water at precisely the same time. if you don't the bolt starts to waiver and we lose time. we won in 2002 against nfl academy by two-tenths of a second. >> chasing the gory days every year. >> exactly. >> reporter: you are a paddler, what is the secret to success in dragon boat land? >> the secret to success is start ahead of everybody else and finish ahead of everybody else. cross the finish line first. you have to paddle hard through the race. it's a two, two and a half minute race. you paddle hard from beginning to end and leave it all in the water is our term. >> thank you guys for coming up. thank you for coming out. lisa, take us off the show with your amazing drum beat, $400,000 going to be raised today from 9:00 until 6:00. you can see them here at the inner harbor. come on down. >> a good beat keeper. >> man, that is an awfully fast race. reporting live from the inner
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harbor, two and a half minutes. that's awfully fast for the team to get the distance they're traveling. >> i'd be the beat keeper. >> that's probably a good job. >> still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, when washington nationals superstar steven straussburg went down with an arm injury, his surgeon went down, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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what or who was tommy john, it is a surgical procedure that come people need. >> you've heard about it with washington nationals pitcher steven straussburg. dr. bill howard is here to
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explain the surgery. kept hearing about it, nobody explained it. >> today is the day. >> we have a couple questions we want to answer. lately we've heard about it as tim mentioned. it's a surgery that's on the own collateral ligament. >> well, what it is, it's the ligament on the inside of the elbow which stabilizes the elbow and holds it together. >> what happens to it. >> well, pitching over hand is unnatural. excuse me. and it's strains this and often it tears the ligament. the arm becomes unstable. >> is this an injury that only pitchers have? >> usually pitchers, but it can be catchers, out fielders and even quarterbacks can have this injury. >> it's anybody with that over hand motion. >> even josi canseco had tommy john surgery. he pitched one inning, tore it out. >> that is incredible. >> so why is it called tommy
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john? >> tommy john was a pitcher for the la dodgers. i'm dying today. and in 1974 his arm went. dr. frank jobe said, you know, you are through, but let's try something. they tried it, it worked. ever since then tommy john surgery. >> how common is it? >> it's so common that 10% of all the active pitchers in the major leagues have had this surgery. >> wow. >> nine pitchers in the all star game this year had it done. >> that's a lot. >> is it a career ending, people come back from it? >> tommy john came back and won 160 games after the surgery. it really doesn't stop you anymore. in fact, it may make you a little stronger. >> is it done through scope, is it very invasive, how is it done? >> it's done, let me tear this out here.
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>> ewww. >> it's done not through the scope. it's an open procedure. you take a tendon from the wrist or the foot or the hamstring and you thread it between the two bones in the elbow. and tie it together, and it strengthens it, game over. >> are there a lot of -- what are the dangers? >> not much, if you protect the ulnar nerve, which is a big nerve, you're okay. it is not a dangerous surgery. >> $6 million man used to be on tv, we are rebuilding people and making them better, stronger faster. >> even high school kids are saying make me stronger, let's have it done now before i get hurt. >> unbelievable. that's a great explanation, dr. bill. hopefully we don't see anybody on our team, our bird teams with that injury. >> only if you get it by -- >> that is so cool. dr. bill, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. good to see you. >> we'll be right back with the
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five day first warning forecast in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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five days of first warning weather, 79 today, showers tomorrow morning, widely scattered and sunshine through the rest of the week, 79, 80, 76, and 76 overnight lows in the 50s. >> really quickly, doesn't take long to recuperate. >> about a year, year and a half. >> it does take long. the tendon has to become a ligament. ligament. or are you? introducing three of the most important things every home should have in an emergency -- a portable radio, a flashlight with batteries, and water. one gallon per person per day, for at least three days. the more prepared you are today, the less you'll have to worry about
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when an emergency occurs. radio, flashlight, water. a message from the baltimore metropolitan council and your local emergency responders.
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